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From: paul at prescod.net (Paul Prescod)
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 19:00:33 GMT
Subject: padding strings
References: <roy-2904991402400001@qwerky.med.nyu.edu>
Message-ID: <3728AC50.9085F2C0@prescod.net>
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Roy Smith wrote:
>
> Given a string, I want to generate another string which is exactly N
> characters long. If the first string is less than N, I want to blank-pad
> it. If the first string is greater than N, I want to truncate it.
>
> What's the most straight-forward way to do that?
How about this:
def mypad( s, num ):
return string.ljust( s, num )[:num]
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